MADISON–– The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tail deer herd at a Burnett County breeding farm that tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 2020 was depopulated on March 3, 2021. None of the remaining 14 deer teste…

The contest was postponed twice due to extreme cold weather. The temperature difference was almost 80 degrees from the first date back in February. The Men’s club reported record turn out and thanked everyone who attended the contest and gave to the Webb Lake Men’s Club.

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State-funded trails have been going through a bit of a roller coaster this winter. The trails are open now, but forecasts show they might be closed by the weekend thanks to a steady stream of users and predicted temps reaching 50 degrees.

MADISON—Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin’s wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn’t supposed to happen for another nine months and raising the ire of animal rights activists.

February tournament play for the Blizzard Bantams brought disappointment and also great learning. Although the Bantams lost in playdowns to Barron/Cumberland/Chetek/Spooner they were competitive in the Rice Lake tournament. The team started play on Feb. 12 on the right side of the bracket de…

MADISON—Wisconsin wildlife officials opened a wolf season Monday after hunting advocates sued to move the start date up from November amid fears that the Biden administration might restore protections for the animals.

The Grantsburg boys basketball team was scheduled to play Webster on Friday night to decide who would play Clear Lake for the Regional Championship. However, the Pirates had to forfeit the game due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Siren Dragons were not expected to make a charge late in the season. That didn’t stop the team from entering the playoffs on a four-game win streak and a road win against conference rival Luck.

The Grantsburg girls’ basketball season ended in the second round of the WIAA playoffs this season. The Pirates beat Boyceville in the first round, but fell to Clear Lake in the second round.

The Tigers had a first round bye in the WIAA playoffs this year, but were swiftly defeated in the second round by Glenwood City.

The Siren girls’ basketball team were close to advancing to the sectional final, but they lost to Turtle Lake in overtime 41-40.

Grantsburg Gymnasts takes the win against Rice Lake in their second meet of the season, scoring a 121.20 to 117.90.  Grantsburg had a full line-up with Allison Peterson coming off an injury and freshman Nicole Johnson competing in her first meet in the all-around. 

Three Webster athletes sign commitment letters last week on National Signing Day. Tristan Benjamin will be going to Bemidji State University to play football. Emily Doriott will be heading to Bethel University for Track and Field and Cross Country. Brooke Hetfeld is going to University of Wi…

Siren boys pass the ball into the key in hopes of getting a layup in the paint against Unity Monday night. Unity won the game 48-24. 

Siren’s girls defense closing in on Unity’s defense. The Dragons lost the game 63-33.

After two tournaments in Barron and Moose Lake were cancelled in December due to COVID-19, Bantams resumed bracket competition in January.  The Bantam Blizzard’s, coached by Kelly Hopkins and Chris Shutt, played in the Hodag Invitational in Rhinelander on January 8-10.  The Bantam team’s goa…

January closed for the Bantam Blizzards with The Battle in the Northwoods Tournament January 29-30 at their home rink.  The Blizzard faced Viroqua first losing 8 to 5.  Highlights included: a goal first period by #22 Ryder Anderson from Levi Anderson and Grayson Hendricks-Baxter, the period …

As the girls basketball season enters the final week of the regular season, the Webster Tigers are still focused on finishing the season strong.

The Dragons enter the second half of the season with a game against Grantsburg on Tuesday night. 

The Webster girls team started out slowly against Grantsburg, but were able to solidify the victory 60-57 on the road. This year is the first time in almost 20 years Webster has beaten Grantsburg twice in conference play in a single season.

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The Siren girls lost their second game of the season to Unity on Friday, but got right back to their winning ways on Monday night beating Solon Springs on the road 54-33.

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Thanks to a barrage of three-pointers the Grantsburg Pirates beat the Webster Tigers. After finishing the first half with the Pirates leading 27-19 at halftime, they pulled away for a 60-30 victory.

“The first win was important to help build confidence and take off some stress as they learn to trust each other on the floor and as they get comfortable with the new offenses and defenses they are learning,” Grantsburg girls coach Tom Lindau said.

The Siren Dragons are on a hot streak, undefeated in conference play they beat the Webster Tigers 61-48 last week and again 62-54 on Monday night. They play Birchwood Tuesday night, which will be their fourth game in six days.

Balance and improvement have been the keys to the Grantsburg boys success on the court this season.

The Siren Dragons started a week late and had to start the season practicing in two groups due to COVID-19, but they are hitting their stride now after a big win against Frederic, 58-45.

The Tigers beat the Luck Cardinals by just two points on Friday night to keep them in second place in the Lakeland-West Conference behind rival Grantsburg.

Grantsburg Co-op Gymnasts competed in the River Falls Invitational on Saturday January 9.  It was not your normal invite with teams coming from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota, there was no March-in or festive activities as the Winter Wonderland March-in contest.  It was a meet that everyon…

The Webster girls team has been able to use their experienced seniors to start the season 4-1. That experience has helped with the various game situations the Tigers have found themselves in.

The Siren girls have an abundance of scoring options which has lead them to a 7-1 start this season. Their winning continued with a win over Frederic on Friday.

The Webster Tigers won their first game this season thanks to outstanding scoring performances by Mason Gustafson and Owen Washburn. The team plays another important conference game this week when they take on Frederic.

The Grantsburg Pirates lost the late-scheduled home opener to Cameron Comets due to turnovers and other unforced mistakes.

The Grantsburg Pirates defeated the Webster Tigers in a conference battle that lived up the hype. Both teams were evenly matched as the game went into halftime tied, but Grantsburg was able to prove out and get the win on the road.

The Webster Tigers headed to Somerset to kick off the boys basketball season. The Tigers had an excellent start to the game but fizzled out in the second half leading to a 36-64 loss in the opening game of the season.

The Pirates were set and ready to take on Spring Valley in the WIAA playoffs on Friday when the team received crushing news. Their season was ending because of a positive test from the team they played last week.

McDonell Central in Chippewa Falls will advance in the 8-player football playoffs after defeating the Siren Dragons 64-14.

On a snow covered field, the Webster Tigers kept up with Boyceville until the final play as the team was unable to convert a two-point conversion at the end of the game.